Council Notes - May 18th, 2021
SMARTstart. Council has approved a $5,000 contribution to the Community Futures West Yellowhead (CFWY) SMARTstart program. This will be funded from the unrestricted surplus. The SMARTstart program is a training and mentorship program for entrepreneurs with new or existing businesses that have been in operation for less than 5-years.
Staff Compensation Policy. With some new information provided, Council passed a motion to adopt the amended Management and Professional Staff Compensation Policy as presented. The policy cleans up the salary grid, applies cost of living adjustments to the grid rather than individual salaries, includes a market review every four years (previously done every two years), and clarifies the Supplemental Professional Qualification terms and Termination Notice procedures. The policy also carries the organizational philosophy of aiming for a percentile target (50th) for compensation. This target is not a mandate, but a goal that is subject to budgetary realities, as established by Council.
Next meetings - The next Committee of the Whole Meeting is scheduled for May 25th, 2021 at 7:00 pm. The next Council Meeting is scheduled for June 1st, 2021 at 7:00 pm.
While the Council Chambers remains closed to the public at this time, public and media are able to register for virtual attendance. Registration links and agenda details are normally available Friday afternoons on the Town of Edson website or Facebook Page.
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